Throwing it around

Just one more day left in 2010, so we hope you’ve got your New Years resolutions ready and your focus lasts for more than two weeks. Or two days. A lot of sports on this weekend. Final weekend in the NFL. All of the college bowl games. The winter classic in the NHL. It’s going to be a glorious sports weekend. And baseball will be here before you know it.

-Jeff Bagwell says he never took PEDs. [Hardball Talk]
-One SI writer disagrees with another SI writer on baseball players, PEDs, and the Hall of Fame. [Jeff Pearlman]
-A review of the MLB Trade Rumors smart phone app. [Baseball Prospectus]
-What’s wrong with the replacement level of valuing players? [Sabernomics]
-Joe Posnanski has 8 players on this year’s ballot who are above his HOF standard. [Joe Posnanski]
-The Angels have jumped out as the front runner to land Adrian Beltre. [OC Register Angels Blog]
-Is Nick Markakis no longer a ‘star’? I didn’t ever consider him one. [Beyond the Box Score]
-Buster Posey is the next big thing in MLB. [ESPN The Magazine]